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Today In History: Exactly 39 Years Ago Today, Legendary Reggae Musician Bob Marley Passed Away

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Born Nesta Robert Marley, Bob Marley is considered to be the greatest all-time Reggae musician.

He was born on 6 February 1945 at the farm of his maternal grandfather in Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, to Norval Sinclair Marley and Cedella Malcolm. In 1955, when Bob Marley was 10 years old, his father died of a heart attack at the age of 70. Marley’s mother went on later to marry Edward Booker, a civil servant from the United States, giving Marley two half-brothers: Richard and Anthony.

In 1963, Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer,Peter Tosh, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, and Cherry Smith were called the Teenagers. They later changed the name to the Wailing Rudeboys, then to the Wailing Wailers, at which point they were discovered by record producer Coxsone Dodd, and finally to the Wailers. Their single “Simmer Down” for the Coxsone label became a Jamaican No. 1 in February 1964 selling an estimated 70,000 copies.

By 1966, Braithwaite, Kelso, and Smith had left The Wailers, leaving the core trio of Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh. In the same year, Marley married Rita Anderson, and moved near his mother’s residence in Wilmington, Delaware in the United States for a short time, during which he worked as a DuPont lab assistant and on the assembly line at a Chrysler plant in nearby Newark, under the alias Donald Marley.

Though raised as a Catholic, Marley became interested in Rastafari beliefs in the 1960s, when away from his mother’s influence. After returning to Jamaica, Marley formally converted to Rastafari and began to grow dreadlocks.

In July 1977, Marley was found to have a type of malignant melanoma under the nail of a toe. Contrary to urban legend, this lesion was not primarily caused by an injury during a football match that year but was instead a symptom of already-existing cancer. Marley turned down his doctors’ advice to have his toe amputated.

Marley’s last concert occurred at the Stanley Theater (now called The Benedum Center For The Performing Arts) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 23 September 1980. Just two days earlier he had collapsed during a jogging tour in Central Park and was brought to the hospital where he learned that his cancer had spread to his brain.

While Marley was flying home from Germany to Jamaica, his vital functions worsened. After landing in Miami, Florida, he was taken to the hospital for immediate medical attention. Marley died on 11 May 1981 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami (now University of Miami Hospital), aged 36. The spread of melanoma to his lungs and brain caused his death. His final words to his son Ziggy were “Money can’t buy life”.

Marley received a state funeral in Jamaica on 21 May 1981, which combined elements of Ethiopian Orthodoxy and Rastafari tradition. He was buried in a chapel near his birthplace with his guitar.

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Shatta Wale Reacts To Hajia4Real’s ‘Badder Than’ Song

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Ghanaian socialite born Mona Montrage, known widely as Hajia4Real but with musical name Mona 4Reall has released the audio and music video to her debut single dubbed “Badder Than“, Shatta Wale reacts.

Hajia 4 Real has proven without any doubts that she is really talented and was probably giving the chance to some female musicians in Ghana to trend after she shocked Ghanaians with her debut single.

The song shows her displaying her wealth and sending a message to ‘whom it may concern’ that she is Badder Than ‘Them’, click here to watch the music video.

Shatta Wale has reacted to the song and he is very proud that someone like Hajia 4 Real who is only known slaying could produce such an amazing song.

He shared a snippet of Hajia 4 Real’s song and asked his followers to watch out for her.

Shatta Wale wrote:

My number 1 Mummy in the world Just dropped that bomb shells like nobody’s business!!!

#Badda dan dem 4reall ❤️

💯🏆👑🍾🍾🍾

Check her video on YouTube now!!! @hajia4reall

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Funny Face Finally Apologises To Baby Mama, Parents, Others – Video

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Ghanaian emotional comic actor, Funny Face after engaging in an online feud with his baby and mama Vanessa and her parent has apologized.

The self-acclaimed children’s president has been seen in a new video on his microblogging site rendering a sincere apology to Vanessa and her father.

The comic actor has shared an old video of when he was playing with his twins, Ella and Bella on his Instagram page and in effect used that as an opportunity to apologize.

He stated that he will do everything within his power to get back his daughters, adding that even if he has to climb mountain Afadjato to get them, he will surely do that.

Although he was rendering an apology, Funny said he still blames Vanessa for all that had happened between them.

According to him, he deeply regrets using unprinted words against his mother-in-law without considering her age.

Also, to the head of Vanessa’s family, Funny Face apologized to Jah Wisdom saying although they are not cool with each other, he should help him build his family back.

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Stonebwoy Finally Replies The NDC For Criticising Him After He Endorsed The Good Works Of Nana Akufo-Addo

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Bhim Nation President, Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known in the showbiz industry as Stonebwoy and father of 2, is currently not happy with how Ghanaians and politicians are politicising everything he says.

Recall that Stonebwoy some few days ago endorsed some of the good works of Nana Addo adding that he has done a lot of good things.

Well, Stonebwoy has taken to his snap stories to disclose how Ghanaians and some politicians are politicising everything he says.

This is what he had to say;

“When I rode on an okada years ago the video resurfaced and NDC was very happy and NPP was Sad about it.

Now I stated clearly I DONT ENDORSE ANY POLITICAL PARTY.. But the PRESIDENT of Ghana has done some good things that deserve to be endorsed.. that one too NPP is very happy NDC is sad about it

They will politicise everything.. that’s the actual problem..”

1Ghana #1People #VoteNotWar

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